Staff Picks

Kathleen's Top 3 Books of 2020

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   Kathleen AvatarLost and Found Bookshop The Sweeney SistersGhosts of Harvard by F. Serritella

 

Sarah's Top 3 Books of 2021 (so far)

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   Kathleen AvatarCover of Having and Being Had Cover of Deacon King Kong Cover of We Run The Tides

 

Amy's Top 3 Books of 2021 (so far)

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   Amy AvatarCover of Having and Being Had The Unreality of MemoryCover of The Swallowed Man

 

Donna's Top 3 Books of 2020

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   Donna Avatar Everything Sad is untrue Oak FlatHidden Valley Road

 

Molly's Top 3 Books of 2020

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   MollyMagic Lessons Strange the DreamerParable of the Sower

 

Caitlin's Top 3 Books of 2020

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   Caitlin AvatarThe Song of Achilles Just MercyRhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive #4)

 

Mike's Top 3 Books of 2020

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   Amy AvatarDeacon King Kong Homeland ElegiesInterior Chinatown

 

Recent Fiction Recommendations!

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Cover of Red Pill Cover of Plain Bad Heroines   Cover of Writers & Lovers  Cover of The Lost and Found Bookshop

 

Recent Nonfiction Recommendations!

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Cover of Trial By FireCover of Always Home Cover of The Forests of California   Cover of Is This Anything?  Cover of Hidden Valley Road

 

New/Recommended Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopian!

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Cover of FlyawayBoxed set of The Broken Earth Trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky (Paperback) The poppy warCover of AgencyA Children's Bible coverThe Deep

Gift Book Recommendations!

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Cover of Humans Cover of Solutions and Other Problems   Cover of The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design  Cover of American Utopia

 

Kids' Book Recommendations!

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Cover of What Do Dinosaurs Do? Cover of Tristan Strong Destroys the World   Cover of Skunk and Bader  Cover of What We'll Build

 

Meet our Great Good Staff!

Kathleen

Kathleen

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Samantha

Sweet spot: Fiction about Irish characters, rock music and bookstores

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Sweet spot: literary fiction

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Sarah

Donna

Author of middle grade novels

Sweet spot: literary fiction

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My favorite question is, “What do you recommend for building a newborn’s first library?” In addition to board books for babies, I love literary fiction, nonfiction about nature & history, and memoirs (especially memoirs in graphic format, such as Emmanuel Guibert’s memoirs of WWII.)

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Amy

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Mike

I read literary fiction, essays, some short stories, memoirs, history, and true crime. I’m drawn to stories set in the West, about women’s interior lives, refugees, and literature in translation.

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I'm an audiobook listener, and I love literary fiction, science fiction, non-fiction about science, politics, social issues and law

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Browse by genre below. Happy reading!

 

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A BurningThe FriendVirgil WanderThe Mermaid and Mrs. HancockThe Power by Naomi Alderman

 

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Tangerine by Christine Mangan   I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara   Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann   The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn

 

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Agency   How to Invent Everything   Black Leopard   The Hike by Drew Magary

 

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A Brief History of EveryoneThe Library BookIn the Heart of the Sea   Educated by Tara Westover

 

See all Young Adult

Cover of Wider Than The SkyI Have Lost My WayThe Hate U GiveThe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

See all Children's (Middle Grade)

InklingThe Warden's DaughterThe Seismic Seven Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan   

 

See all Children's (Picture Books)

Horse Meets DogIslandborn by Junot Diaz   She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton   

 

See all Graphic Novels

FetchThe Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo   Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg   Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson